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Franchising Law

There are a lot of factors to consider when buying a franchise, a lot more than just buying a business. Setting up your own franchise and structuring your franchise model can also be complex and you must ensure that proper disclosure is made in accordance with the statutory requirements needed in the franchising sector. Davoren Associates has considerable experience in franchise transactions, franchise disputes and franchise agreements. We strive to ensure that your franchising transaction runs smoothly and that your rights are always protected along the way.

Franchise Agreements 

Part of any franchising transaction is the franchise agreement. Under the agreement the franchisor grants the franchisee the right to trade under the business model, including using a licensed trade mark and trade name, and sometimes a marketing plan or operating system used by the franchisor. Franchise agreements are regulated by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (‘ACCC’), which enforces the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Davoren Associates are experienced in Australian Franchising Law and can guide you through current franchise agreements, whether you are the franchise business owner or prospective franchisee. 

Disclosure Documents

Maybe the most important document involved in a franchise transaction is the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). The Franchise Disclosure Document gives a prospective franchisee key information about the franchise system, and an existing franchisee current information about the running of the franchise. The information includes the company's legal history, operating cost, company structure (if any master franchise), financial status and agreements, existing franchisees, and more. This information is key in the prospective franchisees' decision about purchasing the franchised business.  

Areas of Expertise

Buying / Selling Your Franchise;
Preparing Disclosure Statement & Franchise Agreement

Key Personnel

Michael Coman, Legal Practice Director.

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Whatever your legal query, contact Davoren Associates or visit our Surfers Paradise office to obtain solid advice at a reasonable price.

At Davoren Associates, our dedicated solicitors offer a wide range of legal services for both individuals and businesses alike. Whatever your legal issue, our commercial lawyers and support staff will strive to provide you with the best possible result.